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Columns July 16, 2009  RSS feed

TRAFFIC NEWS and Updates

Road Work

Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Transportation has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week.

The announced diversions are current as of Wednesday, July 15. The DOT may shut down other roads should the need for emergency repairs arise.

Streets and highways that are affected by closures during this week include the following:

Street Resurfacing In Bklyn., Queens

Weather permitting, DOT crews will be performing street resurfacing along the following roadways:

• 30th Avenue between the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and 97th Street in Astoria and East Elmhurst for milling on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17;

• 57th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and 80th Street in Elmhurst for milling on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17;

• Guernsey Street between Oak Street and Nassau Avenue in Greenpoint for paving on Friday, July 17;

• Ingram Street between Yellowstone Boulevard and Ascan Avenue in Forest Hills for paving on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17;

• Junction Boulevard between 45th and Corona avenues in Corona for nighttime resurfacing on Friday, July 17;

• Queens Boulevard between Roosevelt Avenue and 39th Street in Sunnyside for nighttime resurfacing on Thursday, July 16; and,

• Monitor Street between Norman Avenue and Richardson Street in Greenpoint for paving on Thursday, July 16.

Curbside Repairs On H. Beach Block

Crews from the DOT are scheduled to continue curb installation activity along 99th Street between 158th and 159th avenues in Howard Beach on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17.

Repainting Leads To L.I.E. Lane Closures

One lane of the Long Island Expressway in each direction under Hamilton Place in Maspeth may be closed during overnight hours, Sunday through Friday, from 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. as the DOT conducts bridge repainting. Two lanes may be closed at times in the same direction from 1 to 5 a.m. each night.

Repairs Shut Down Borden Ave. Br.

The Borden Avenue Bridge over the Dutch Kills in Long Island City remains closed through October for emergency repair work.

Passenger vehicles and trucks under 12'10" in height traveling westbound on Borden Avenue must turn onto 30th Place and travel one block north to Hunters Point Avenue. The detour route then travels west on Hunters Point Avenue for 0.3 miles before turning left onto 27th Street.

Vehicles following the route then travel three blocks southward on 27th Street before rejoining Borden Avenue.

All trucks over 12'10" tall in height traveling westbound on Borden Avenue will follow the same detour route up to 27th Street. On 27th Street, these rigs will then travel for two blocks before turning west onto 51st Avenue and south onto 25th Street before rejoining Borden Avenue.

Commercial and passenger traffic traveling eastbound on Borden Avenue will turn north onto 25th Street and east on 51st Avenue to 27th Street. After traveling north on 27th Street, the diverted traffic will then turn east on Hunters Point Avenue for 0.2 miles before turning south onto 30th Street and back to Borden Avenue.

Parts Of Roosevelt Ave. Shut For Work

The eastbound lanes of Roosevelt Avenue will be closed between 126th Street and College Point Boulevard on a nightly basis from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. through July to facilitate crane operation.

Additionally, one lane in each direction will be closed between 114th and 126th streets during non-rush hour periods as MTA New York City Transit repaints the elevated 7 train structure above Roosevelt Avenue. The project is expected to continue through December.

For additional closures, visit the city DOT's website at www.nyc.gov/dot or call 311.